Apple to Reportedly Use OLED Displays in iPads Starting Next Year

According to a new report from Korea’s ET News, Apple is planning to introduce OLED displays in select iPad models (via MacRumors). The company has recently debuted mini-LED display technology in the latest 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

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Citing sources inside the supply chain, the report claims that Apple will replace LCD displays with OLEDs in some ‌iPad‌ models starting in 2022. The report, however, does not specify which ‌iPad‌ models would make the switch from LCD to OLED technology.

In the past, veteran Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has noted that the mid-range iPad Air will be one of the first iPad models to receive an OLED display next year.

Apple currently uses OLED displays for higher-end iPhones and all Apple Watch models, while the remaining product families continue to use LCD technology. OLED displays in Apple products are currently supplied by Samsung and LG, and ETNews believes that the two suppliers will also provide OLED displays for future iPads.

Apple introduced a new iPad Pro last month, featuring the Apple-designed M1 chip, ultra-fast 5G, and a new 12.9-inch Liquid Retina XDR display based on mini-LED technology.